The Grote Markt – Town Square
Join Mark and explore Haarlem’s pristine medieval centre. The tour starts with a walk though the ‘Golden Streets’, Haarlem’s cobbled and charming shopping district where the emphasis is on individual and quality shops.
Hear stories about the Grote Markt, the central market square, with its imposing Grote Kerk, the church that has dominated Haarlem’s skyline since the 1400s.
Mark charts Haarlem’s rise in fortune and how this is reflected in the impressive architecture of the town square. Topics along the way include Haarlem’s various claims to fame and odd snippets of history!
The tour finishes outside the house of Corrie ten Boom with a recap of how this brave Haarlemmer and her family saved the lives of 800 of their fellow Jewish citizens during the second world war.